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In the short run National College has already achieved prominence as one of Nepal’s most innovative and enterprising educational institutions in the field of Bachelors’ and Masters ‘degree level studies in Microbiology,. We strive to establish it as one of the apex educational institutions of Nepal. National College was established in 1998 AD with an objective to pursue excellence in higher education in Science and Technology. After seven years’ exciting experience of running B.Sc. Microbiology, the college, with the encouraging feedback from the students, guardians and experts of the concerned field, started M. Sc. Microbiology program in 2005 AD under the affiliation of Tribhuvan University with majors in Medical & Food Microbiology.

SALIENT FEATURES

  • Regular Classes: 18 theory classes (1 hour each) and 6 practical classes (3 hour each)/week.
  • Guest Lectures: Guest lectures from expertise of concerned fields of Microbiology.
  • Group Project Work: To develop individual research skills. Group research projects are compulsory for each student.
  • Field Visits: Visiting different laboratories and industries relevant to their syllabus.
  • Faculty: Academically sound faculty members. This fact can be vouched by the fact that our” faculty (Dr. Pramod Poudel) received the Young Scientist Award provided by TWAS and NAST.

INFRASTRUCTURE

The laboratories are equipped with PCR, Real-time PCR, ELISA Reader, 96-well Plate Reader, UV Visible Spectrophotometer, High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge, Autoclave, Freezer (-20″C), pH meter, Micropipettes, Incubators, Laminar flow, Electronic Balance, Microscopes, Heating Block, Centrifuges, Hot plates with stirrer, Rocking Platform, electrophoresis apparatus (for DNA & Protein), Test tube Rotator, Water Bath Shakers etc. In addition, the college is well equipped with an air conditioned tissue culture laboratory, library, seminar room and a computer laboratory with internet facility.

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION PROCEDURE

The candidates who have passed 10+2 (Science) or equivalent examination at least in a good second division are eligible to apply. Application forms can be obtained from the admission office of National College, Khusibu, Nayabazar, Kathmandu. All applicants should submit the complete application forms as per the details mentioned there on. All the applicants should appear for the entrance examination conducted by Tribhuvan University.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Microbiology post graduates can find their prosperous career in various academic, research and service institutions in both public and private sector. Microbiologists have an open arena of future prospects within the country and abroad. Many of our graduates are pursuing their higher studies in the United States and various other countries. Microbiologists are in high demand in the following sectors: o Hospitals and Healthcare organizations, Environmental organizations [Governmental, NGOs, INGOsI o industry-food and drink, pharmaceuticals, water and biotechnological companies, Forensic science laboratories, Higher education institutions o Academic Advancements in diverse fields.

COURSE STRUCTURE

  • Four year program (Yearly system);
  • First Year: General Microbiology, Botany, Scientific communicator;
  • Second year: Applied biostatistics, Biochem and Microbial Biotech, Botany, Chemistry;
  • Third year: Molecular cell bio, Chem, Research meth., Pharmaceutical Microbio & Quality management practices;
  • Fourth year: Agricultural and Food Microbio, Medical and Public health Microbiology, Computational courses, Project and presentation, Bioinstrumentation
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